Genoa plans party to raise funds for celebration in June |

Genoa plans party to raise funds for celebration in June

Staff reports

Guests are encouraged to wear old-fashioned costumes to the Genoa Sesquicentennial Committee’s Old-Fashioned New Year’s Eve Gala at the Genoa Town Hall.

The hall is over 100 years old, having been built in the 1880s, so that ought to give people a wide range of what they could consider “old-fashioned.”

Martha Williams of Antiques Plus and the Dake House Antique Emporium donated $350 to the committee to help with expenses for the event.

According to Nancy Miluck of the committee, the group is trying to raise $2,500 fir a matching grant from the Nevada Commission on Tourism to publicize the June 1-3, 2001, grand celebration commemorating the 150th anniversary of the settlement of Nevada in Genoa.

The party will include live music by Ramblin’& Co, which plays classic country, big band swing and rock ‘n’ roll. A ham buffet and no-host bar are planned.

A limited number of tickets at $22 per person or $40 per couple, $25 at the door. they may be purchased at Carson Valley Chamber of Commerce in Gardnerville, Antiques Plus in Genoa and Laura Springs Antiques, south of Genoa on Foothill Road.

For information, call 782-2893 or 782-2486.

Coming in 2001 are a number of events designed to raise funds and awareness for the June celebration.

Jan. 12-14, Antique Show and Sale.

Feb. 16-18, Art and Photo Exhibit.

March 25, Spring concert, carson valley Pops Orchestra.

April 2022, Antique Show and Sale.

May 5, Doll Club TEa.

June 1-3, Grand Sesquicentennial Celebration, with historical home tour, presentations, tea, plays, music and other events.